F. Scott Fitzgerald quote about stupidity from The Great Gatsby - There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind
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There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind
 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925). copy citation

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Source The Great Gatsby
Topic stupidity confusion
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200041.txt

Context

“Her expression was curiously familiar — it was an expression I had often seen on women's faces, but on Myrtle Wilson's face it seemed purposeless and inexplicable until I realized that her eyes, wide with jealous terror, were fixed not on Tom, but on Jordan Baker, whom she took to be his wife.
* * * * * There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind, and as we drove away Tom was feeling the hot whips of panic. His wife and his mistress, until an hour ago secure and inviolate, were slipping precipitately from his control. Instinct made him step on the accelerator with the double purpose of overtaking Daisy and leaving Wilson behind, and we sped along toward Astoria at fifty miles an hour, until, among the spidery girders of the elevated, we came in sight of the easy-going blue coupé.” source

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